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A pile of unwatchable, ludicrous, nonsensical, impossibly pretentious and boring organic fertilizer. I threw it in the garbage!
on 8 July 2016
UNWATCHABLE! I very literally SUFFERED through this film! AVOID AS PLAGUE! Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.
The year is 1955. The First World War didn't end in 1918 – it still rages on and is already unofficially known as Second Hundred Years War. Somewhere in Arctic three British soldiers man the "Outpost 11", listening to enemy communications. One day, a red warning light turns on, without any apparent reason… And then the film begins.
The general idea for this film was good, but the execution was HORRIBLE. It is impossibly boring, as very little happens and when something actually does happen, it doesn't make the slightest sense! Also, the director seems to have a morbid fascination with masturbation, which makes this film occasionally unpleasant to watch…
I had to fast forward a large part of the film because in many parts absolutely nothing happens, but even with the help of fast forwarding it was an excruciating ordeal. There is not even one good scene, one good line of dialog, one little moment of humour – this is in fact a great pile of ludicrous, pretentious, nonsensical NOTHING!
Except a mistake on my part the director (and also writer) never made a film before this one (only shorts) and also never made another one since – well, for the sake of public health and sanity praised be the Lord for that!
I regret that I bought this film, I hate myself for having watched it to the end (fast forwarding large parts) and the only satisfaction I had with this… thing, was when I threw it in the garbage. AVOID!